I’ll just keep this simple. Bill Bryson is great, entertaining and worth the read. His wit and research make the travel books he writes interesting and informative without being bogged down with unnecessary or dry facts. If you’re looking for an adventure without leaving your couch, you can read In a Sunburned Country and come away satisfied. But this book can also give you a good foundation if you are looking for plotting out your own adventures. I recommend it (and not just because of my current and rather obvious bias towards Australia).